Always a lovely sight, tree branches are frosted with thick layers of white, accentuating their lines and shapes. The depth of snow reminds me of cookies frosted in heavy lumps by children, eager for a sweet treat.
Go outside (even on cold and cloudy days) and taking a walk outdoors help relieve stress and anxiety, both of which can increase SAD symptoms. Being active can make you feel better about yourself, too, which can lift your mood.
A red-bellied woodpecker searches for food high in a scotch pine. The red on the belly is usually very faint and hard to see, and some people mistake these birds for red-headed woodpeckers, but the latter has an entirely red head and a solid black back.